Week 43   Day 1


The book of Romans is  

     very complex 

            it needs to be read and re-read 

            Paul goes into great detail as he argues his case 

            his complex sentences run on and on     


     very familiar 

            if you ever memorized Bible verses

            chances are good that many of them

            were from Romans   


     very basic to Christian theology 

            Paul goes to great lengths to explain

            sin and salvation 

            righteousness by faith 

            what it's like to live in the spirit of Christ 

            how we can build our lives on the truth of the Gospel


     very triumphant 

            anybody having a hard time

            or struggling with daily problems

            should read and ponder this book. 



He answers the question "Who am I?" by replying





            and wrapped forever in God's

                        wonderful grace 

                        wonderful peace.




                             LOVED, CALLED, SENT

             An intro to Paul, the Roman Christians,

                                and the Risen Christ.

                                            Romans 1


    1Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an
apostle, separated to the gospel of God
2which He
promised before through His prophets
in the Holy
Scriptures, 3concerning his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord,
who was born of the seed of David
according to the

flesh, 4and declared to be the Son of God with power
according to the Spirit of
holiness, by the resurrection
from the dead. 

    5Through Him we have received grace and

apostleship for obedience to the faith among all

nations for his name, 6among whom you also are

the called of Jesus Christ.

    7To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called
to be saints:  Grace to you and peace from
God our
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all,
that your faith is spoken of throughout
the whole world. 

    9God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit
in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing
I make
mention of you always in my prayers,
request if, by some means, now at last
I may find
a way in the will of God to come to you. 

    11For I long to see you, that I may impart to you

some spiritual gift, so that you may be established--

12that is, that I may be encouraged together with you

by the mutual faith both of you and me.

    13Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren,

that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered

until now), that I might have some fruit among you

also, just as among the other Gentiles.  

    14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians,

both to wise and to unwise.  15So, as much as is in

me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are

in Rome also.

    16 I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; it is the
power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,

for the Jew first and also for the Greeks.  17 In it the

righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith,

as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
     This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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